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  • UK Budget Deficit Widens More Than Forecast
    on July 21, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    The UK budget deficit widened more-than-expected in June as debt interest increased notably after inflation lifted the cost of index-linked bonds. Public sector net borrowing, excluding interventions, increased by GBP 2.0 billion from a year ago to GBP 6.9 billion in June, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. The expected figure was GBP 4.9 billion. […]

  • Draghi Urges Patience And Persistence On Inflation
    on July 20, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Though the robust economic expansion provides confidence that euro area inflation will hit the target in future, it is yet to show any convincing trend of a pick up, prompting policymakers to delay a review of the massive stimulus until the fall, European Central Bank President Draghi said Thursday. […]

  • U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs More Than Expected In June
    on July 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Pointing to continued growth in the U.S. economy, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a bigger than expected increase by its index of leading economic indicators. The Conference Board said its leading economic index climbed by 0.6 percent in June. […]

  • Philly Fed Index Indicates Notably Slower Growth In July
    on July 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Philadelphia-area manufacturing activity grew at a notably slower rate in the month of July, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Thursday. The Philly Fed said its index for current manufacturing activity in the region slumped to 19.5 in July from 27.6 in June. […]

  • U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Drop To Two-Month Low
    on July 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    A report released by the Labor Department on Thursday showed a much bigger than expected decrease in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the week ended July 15th. The report said initial jobless claims fell to 233,000, a decrease of 15,000 from the previous week's revised level of 248,000. […]

  • ECB Keeps Markets Guessing On Tapering
    on July 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    There was no surprises from the European Central Bank on Thursday as it left its key interest rates and massive stimulus unchanged for an eleventh straight session, and also kept the forward guidance intact, thus retaining the downward bias on asset purchases. […]

  • UK Retail Sales Recover On Warm Weather
    on July 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

    UK retail sales recovered at a faster-than-expected pace in June as warm weather boosted clothing demand. Retail sales grew 0.6 percent month-on-month in June, reversing a 1.1 percent fall in May, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Thursday. Sales were forecast to gain 0.4 percent. […]

  • ADB Lifts Developing Asia's Growth Outlook
    on July 20, 2017 at 7:43 am

    The Asian Development Bank raised its developing Asia's growth outlook citing stronger-than-expected export demand. In its Asian Development Outlook, released Thursday, the bank upgraded developing Asia's growth outlook for 2017 to 5.9 percent from 5.7 percent. […]

  • Yen Falls As BOJ Lowers Inflation Forecast
    on July 20, 2017 at 6:52 am

    The Japanese yen weakened against other major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday, after the Bank of Japan downgraded its outlook for inflation. […]

  • BoJ Keeps Stimulus Unchanged; Cuts Inflation Forecast
    on July 20, 2017 at 6:07 am

    The Bank of Japan left its massive monetary stimulus unchanged on Thursday and pushed back the timeframe to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. The bank has upgraded its growth forecasts as private consumption and exports are expected to continue moderate increasing trend. […]

  • European Economics Preview: ECB Rate Decision Due
    on July 20, 2017 at 4:56 am

    The European Central Bank is set to announce its interest rate decision on Thursday. The bank is widely expected to keep its key rates unchanged. […]

  • Australia June Jobless Rate Unchanged At 5.6%
    on July 20, 2017 at 2:15 am

    The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.6 percent in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. […]

  • Japan June Trade Surplus Y439.907 Billion
    on July 20, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 439.907 billion yen in June, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday - down 35.9 percent on year. […]

  • Draghi To Walk A Tightrope To Avoid Taper Tantrum
    on July 19, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and his fellow policymakers are set to face a dilemma during the July rate-setting session as the bank seeks to chart its exit from its massive stimulus amid a lack of inflationary pressure. […]

  • U.S. Housing Starts Rebound More Than Expected In June
    on July 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    After reporting an unexpected decline in new residential construction in the U.S. in the previous month, the Commerce Department released a report on Wednesday showing housing starts rebounded by more than expected in the month of June. […]

  • U.S. Homebuilder Confidence Unexpectedly Declines In July
    on July 18, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Homebuilder confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly declined in the month of July, according to a report released by the National Association of Home Builders on Tuesday. […]

  • U.S. Import Prices Fall In Line With Economist Estimates In June
    on July 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    With fuel prices seeing another steep decline, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that U.S. import prices fell in line with economist estimates in the month of June. The Labor Department said import prices dropped by 0.2 percent in June after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in May. […]

  • German Economic Confidence At 4-Month Low
    on July 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    German economic sentiment deteriorated more-than-expected to a four-month low in July, survey data from the Mannheim-based Centre for European Economic Research/ZEW revealed Tuesday. The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment fell to 17.5 in July from 18.6 in June. The score was forecast to drop to 18.0. […]

  • UK Inflation Eases Unexpectedly To 3-Month Low
    on July 18, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    UK inflation slowed to a three-month low and factory gate inflation skid to its weakest level in six months in June, defying calls for an immediate interest rate hike. Consumer prices advanced 2.6 percent year-on-year in June, following a 2.9 percent rise in May, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. […]

  • European Economics Preview: UK Inflation Data Due
    on July 18, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Consumer and producer prices from the UK and economic confidence from Germany are due on Tuesday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. […]

  • RBA Minutes: Australia Economic Growth Slowed In Q2
    on July 18, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Members of the Reserve Bank of Australia's monetary policy board said that the country's economic recovery has slowed in recent months, minutes from the bank's July 4 meeting revealed on Tuesday. […]

  • New Zealand Q2 Inflation Unchanged On Quarter
    on July 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    Consumer prices in New Zealand were flat on a seasonally adjusted, quarterly basis in the second three months of 2017, Statistics New Zealand said on Tuesday. […]

  • China Maintains Steady Growth In Q2
    on July 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

    China's economy expanded at a steady pace in the second quarter on domestic spending and exports despite measures taken to rein in financial risks. Gross domestic product grew 6.9 percent year-on-year, the same pace of expansion as seen in the first quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. The annual growth was forecast to slow to 6.8 percent. […]

  • U.S. Business Inventories Rise In Line With Estimates In May
    on July 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    While the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing a rebound in U.S. business inventories in the month of May, the report also showed a drop in business sales. The report said business inventories rose by 0.3 percent in May after falling by 0.2 percent in April. […]

  • U.S. Consumer Sentiment Drops Amid Notable Decline In Expectations
    on July 14, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    With consumer expectations taking a hit, the University of Michigan released a report on Friday showing a notable deterioration in U.S. consumer sentiment in the month of July. The preliminary report said the consumer sentiment index dropped to 93.1 in July from the final June reading of 95.1. […]

  • U.S. Industrial Production Climbs More Than Expected In June
    on July 14, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Industrial production in the U.S. increased by slightly more than anticipated in the month of June, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report on Friday. The Fed said industrial production climbed by 0.4 percent in June after inching up by a revised 0.1 percent in May. […]

  • U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged In June Amid Falling Energy Prices
    on July 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Consumer prices in the U.S. came in unchanged in the month of June, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Friday. The Labor Department said its consumer price index was flat in June after edging down by 0.1 percent in May. […]

  • U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop For Second Straight Month In June
    on July 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    A report released by the Commerce Department on Friday showed U.S. retail sales unexpectedly decreased for the second consecutive month in June. The Commerce Department said retail sales fell by 0.2 percent in June after edging down by a revised 0.1 percent in May. […]

  • European Economics Preview: Eurozone Foreign Trade Data Due
    on July 14, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Foreign trade data from euro area is due on Friday, headlining a light day for the European economic news. […]

  • Singapore GDP Expands 2.5% On Year In Q2
    on July 14, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Singapore's gross domestic product advanced 2.5 percent on year in the second quarter of 2017, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said in Friday's advance estimate. […]

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